This unique piece of art gets its pretty pattern from budget-friendly potatoes. Try it out to produce artwork with the just-right shape, size, and color. 

By Megan Boettcher

Choosing an engaging focal point for your gallery wall is an important and difficult decision. If you can’t find the exact art you’re looking for, make it yourself! Match your color scheme perfectly with easy-to-make modern artwork using crafts paint and potatoes as stamps. This DIY project is so fun to make, and when framed, it looks like it came from a pricey home store. Check out our steps below to see how putting potatoes to paper can make some seriously cool art. 

  • Working time 1 hr
  • Start to finish 4 hrs
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Painting, Cutting

What you need


How to do it

Step 1

Prep Potatoes

Set up your work surface. To prevent a mess, lay out newspaper or kraft paper, then position watercolor paper in your desired size on top. For a circular shape, cut potato in half using serrated knife. Cut in half again for a half-circle shape, or trim to other desired stamp shapes. Use a small paint brush to cover cut side of potato with a generous amount of crafts paint.

Step 2

Stamp and Repeat

Press firmly onto watercolor paper and lift.  Repeat across entire sheet, using varying paint colors and consistency. Set aside to dry.


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